Nigeria:Senator Shehu Sani Invited By Police Over Murder Case
Senator Shehu Sani
A serving Nigeria Senator, Shehu Sani was on Thursday invited by the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Mr Austin Iwar, for questioning over the mention of his name during investigation into culpable homicide.
This was revealed by the police boss in Kaduna while addressing journalists in his office.
CP Iwar, disclosed a case was transferred to his office and he is handling it but added that he would not give further details on the matter is concluded.
“The matter is currently under investigation and we don’t think we have reached a stage yet where we could inform the public about it”, he added.
He however said that a letter has been written to the Senator mentioned in the case asking him to appear on April 30 at the Command Headquarters in Kaduna for questioning over the mention of his name during investigation into culpable homicide.
The Commissioner said in the letter of invitation: “This is in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide transferred to this office by 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Kaduna, alongside with exhibit audio CD in which your name was mentioned by the principal suspect.
“This is to enable us fairly and timely conclude investigation into the matter”.
Iwar also said Sani will not be detained if he honoured the invitation, saying the police would have picked him up at the Senate if they had any intention of arresting him.
Meanwhile, the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, had earlier on Thursday morning tweeted that there were unreported killings going on in Kaduna by armed bandits, accusing the Governor, El-Rufai of suppressing the reports.
He concluded that the state was not safe any more.
He tweeted: “Kaduna state is as unsafe as Benue, Zamfara and Taraba states. Birnin Gwari bothering Zamfara and Niger state is controlled by heavily armed bandits or herdsmen who are killing both soldiers and civilians. Kidnapping and killing is a daily occurrence. Anything short of this is a lie.
“The mass killings and kidnappings going on in parts of Kaduna State is systematically suppressed in order not to embarrass the state and the Federal Government. Poor people kept burying their dead with tears and others paying heavy ransom to herdsmen.The victims are expected to praise Govt for ‘trying’.
“The roots of herdsmen mass murder and kidnappings in other parts of Nigeria is in the policy of ‘Paying Herdsmen’ by some governors.They appeased a monster with public funds and now the monster is going door to door; Sahel, Savanna and mangrove forests.
“Any Governor of a state operating the policy of conditional cash transfer to killer herdsmen is their patron. And he must be seen and treated as a national security risk”.